Hooded Cloak by Dillon Ekle

Hooded Cloak

July 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
9.0 mm (M/N)
2775 yards (2537 m)
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This is a very warm (but not windproof) hooded cloak. It is especially excellent to use around the house in the winter. The difficulty of this pattern is mostly endurance rather than complicated stitches.

Gauge is not important for this; just make sure the fabric drapes nicely (I used a looser gauge for mine).

Because I was using scraps, I can only estimate the yardage used as about 15 skeins (2,775 yds). I made it for myself and am about 6’ tall, so you may find that you don’t need as much yarn if you are shorter or want the cloak to be shorter.

I highly recommend using a highly textured yarn like Homespun because it gives the cloak a more solid look and softer feel.

I included several hand drawings in the pattern to help explain what I did. Let me know if things are still confusing and I will try to clear them up. Also, I apologize in advance for my lack of drawing skills.

Lastly, I did not include any specific color instructions. I used several different colors of Homespun. (From top to bottom of the cloak, I used Herb Garden, Meadow, Prairie, Harvest, Wildfire; the hood is just Prairie and Harvest, and the border is all Wildfire). Since it is so difficult to find 15 skeins of a single dye lot, I recommend choosing a several colors that go together.

Happy Crocheting!